Our Alumni have left a significant footprint and legacy in our environment and community. We acknowledge their presence and love the fact that we have many still visiting the school on a regular basis, and a few have even returned to CMS to continue their journey as staff members.
Here are some thoughts and comments from our Alumni, collected for the School’s 15th Anniversary in 2013:
Shaun Wyatt – our very first graduate
…I will never forget my time at CMS, the friends I made, the lessons I learnt will stay with me for life.
I am currently an Oncology Pharmacy Technician at Redcliffe Hospital.
…The life skills we were taught and put into practice in fun ways like Restaurant Night, survival camps and planning activities for the younger children.
I am studying a Diploma in Children Services and work full time at Northpine Christian College child care and early learning centre.
…Making cubby houses in the bamboo…school survival camps.
I am now back at CMS as a music teacher (vocal & guitar).
…Going on school camp and doing all the activities!
I am an assistant driller at Weatherford.
…One of my favourite memories is the Canberra trip.
I work at Elite Cabinetmakers at Brendale.
…Coming home with my stomach sore from laughing all day, I had such a great experience there! And I also loved Dance Fever!
I’m in third year Uni, second year Occupational Therapy, at UQ and I work casually at Subway.
…The time everyone got together to build makeshift “tepee’s” out of all the branches and bamboo that was around the place.
It was the most fun I ever had at school and while the teachers supervised, they encouraged us to be creative and inventive with our buildings.
…The friends I made there. Majority of which I am still good friends with and with whom I still keep in touch.
I am currently studying a Bachelor of Science at QUT majoring in Biochemistry. I would then like to go on and do a doctorate degree of study. I work weekends at Kilcoy Rural farm supplies.
…The relationships with people that were made and that we still maintain to this day! Everyone was so close and it made our time at school such a fantastic experience. I was School Captain in my final year at St Columban’s College and graduated with an OP1.
I am now in my second year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Sec), at UQ St Lucia. I tutor high school maths students.
…We were all friends with each other and close with Annette who was our teacher for 4 years. Each year we would go on ‘survival camp’ for three days somewhere exciting. It was great!
I am working in retail, at Ally Fashion Northlakes.
…Being in a mixed age class where you could help each other and teach things to each other.
…Getting a good friendship with the teachers and students and also being the oldest students in the school when in Grade 7.
I will be starting TAFE soon (2013) and am currently a casual worker at the Maroochydore Trade Secret.
…The friends you would make and keep for years to come, as almost all the people I graduated with I still keep in contact with and catch up at numerous events.
I deferred from Uni for a gap year and currently working at KMart Caboolture as a casual employee.
…The one on one teaching that Annette did for us, it made all the difference in high school.
I’m now fencing on the south-side of Brisbane.
…Survival camps: they used to be the best fun, being able to spend time with my friends out in the bush, fending for ourselves and being able to learn some real life skills.
I am in my first year of studying a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education at the University of Queensland. I attended Tullawong High where I was School Captain in my final year and I work part-time at McDonalds.
…To make so many strong friendships that I could take to high school. The teachers at CMS were extraordinarily helpful in getting me started in Australian Education.
I am currently in St Columban’s College Caboolture, and have been there since Grade 8. I am in Grade 12.
…Best memory was making the chook yard, I really enjoyed that.
I work at Elite Cabinetmakers at Brendale.
…The school plays, they were awesome!
I have just completed Certificate II in Land Management and Soil Conservation; I am starting Certificate III in Agriculture and Beef Production along with horse breeding.
…In my first few years, our classroom was part of a caravan because the school was so small.
I am in Year 12 at St Columban’s College.
…Being in a small community where each of us felt we contributed to the class and being able to connect with staff on a first name basis. I loved the entire experience of Montessori.
I am completing grade 12 at Grace Lutheran College at Rothwell; I have a small clothing line that I created called ‘Coventry Lane’, where I design and hand make clothing and sell it to a boutique in the city, as well as sell to individual customers.
…Going on all survival camps and also down to the dam at school.
I am in Year 11 at Caboolture State High and I umpire Junior AFL and work part time in family retail business.
…We had so many amazing memories at CMS. Couldn’t pick one!! I came to Harmony Montessori School in 2004 (Grade 2) and was there until graduating in 2009.
I’m in Grade 11 at Beerwah State High School and studying graphic design part-time at Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, and loving it!
…All the good friends I made.
I’m currently studying at Caboolture High in Grade 11 and doing a Certificate III in Childcare at TAFE.
…Class trips to the dam and fishing for guppies.
I am currently studying at St Columban’s College and working a part time job at McDonalds and ready to start work experience in childcare.
…The education, I enjoyed the vast quantity and quality of education and the way in which our lessons were presented, I loved to be challenged in my work.
I attend St Columban’s Caboolture and am in Year 11.
…Making the friends that I know I will keep forever.
I am In Year 10 at Tullawong State High School, I dance most nights of the week, do the occasional babysitting job and I umpire the junior netball.
…The different style of learning, including Restaurant Nights.
St Columban’s Grade 10. I am involved in quite a lot of sports and also do Patrol at Bribie Island Life Saving Club.
…Fondest memories are of the friendships made with both peers and teachers.
After CMS I attended Glasshouse Christian College and now I attend Aviation High in Grade 10.
…When the Yr 6’s and 7’s went to Canberra. It was a great experience. Especially all the fun that I can remember everybody having!
I am studying at St Columban’s College, Grade 10 and currently doing work experience at Barrister Jerry Cross of Council, as well as Watling Roach Lawyers.
…The skills and values I learned at school camps and survival camps.
I’m in Year 10 at St Columban’s College.
…The wonderful feeling of walking to the school and knowing everyone and the nice sense of community.
I am studying at Tullawong State High in Year 10 and working at McDonalds.
…The time when I met Slade (my best friend) when I was in a Cycle 2 class. I loved my time at CMS.
I am a Year 9 student at St Columban’s College.
…The valuable skills I learned and all the new friends that I made.
I am at Caboolture State High School in Grade 9.
…Going on survival camp, using the materials in class as well as being taught new things by my fantastic teachers. Thank you Anne, Elizabeth, Carmel and Nikki for teaching me so much.
I am now studying at St Columban’s College and have a part time job waitressing at the Caboolture Markets.
…My senior year where we got more independence and got to work in a leadership group together. It really brought us together.
I am currently in Grade 9 at St Columban’s College.
…Having fun playing sport with everyone.
I am In Year 9 at St Columban’s.
…Going to Canberra in Year 7.
I am in Year 9 at Caboolture State High and work part-time doing admin in the family retail business.
…So many memories. One of my best would be my first day in Cycle 3; I was scared but excited at the same time, because my dreams of being one of the ‘big kids’ was finally coming true. Just being at CMS is a wonderful memory that will stay with me forever.
I am in Year 8 at St Columban’s College.
…Being a senior because of all the people you meet and the experience of running assemblies.
Studying at St Columban’s College.
…The times of laughter and joy that I have had with my teachers and my peers.
I am currently studying at St Columban’s College and in Year 8.
…The opportunity to work in the Cycle 1’s classroom and learning the test tube for the first time.
I’m in Year 8 at Mount Maria College Petrie.